294 – Almond Briwat (Springrolls) Recipe / بريوات اللوز
- 1 roll of Pastilla dough (or fillo dough)
- 1 cup (112 grams) whole raw almonds
- 1/2 cup (100 grams) white granulated sugar
- A little more than 1/2 tablespoon (10 grams) butter (softened)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- A pinch of ground mastic gum
- 1-2 teaspoon orange blossom water (to taste)
- 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water (egg wash)
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Sesame seeds
Steps to make the walnut filling:
1- Drizzle oil on a cooking pan and roast the walnuts for 2 minutes to enhance their flavor.
2- Grind very finely the walnuts. You might have to do this process 2-3 times until you get a very smooth consistency.
3- Continue grinding the walnut with the sugar and cinnamon.
4- Add the melted butter and blossom water to the walnuts paste.
Steps to roll the Briwat:
1- Because Fillo dough is a very delicate dough, take 2 leafs of Fillo dough (one on top of the other).
2- Generously brush the top Fillo leaf with melted butter.
3- Cut the Fillo in 4 long strips.
4- Put the filling in the left tip of the stip then cover the filling with the right tip to make a triangle. (see Briwat video)
5- Keep moving the Fillo dough strip left and right to make a triangle.
6- Brush the last tip of the Fillo with egg yolk and close the Briwat.
Note: Don’t worry if the Briwat are not perfect, once they are fried, all the imperfections will disappear 🙂
Steps to cook the Briwat:
1- In hot oil, fry the Briwat for few minutes until golden brown.
2- Drain the Briwat from the oil, and dip them in warm honey.
3- Drain the Briwat from the honey and sprinkle them with sesame seeds.
4- Serve cold with Moroccan tea!